Tech tonics: the life-improving gadgets we want

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Connolly Jump-Start Kit

Can you do a car breakdown in style? Connolly thinks so. The luxury leather expert has provided upholstery for Rolls-Royce as well as the House of Commons. The company’s calfskin Sebastian Conran-designed kit will jump-start your vehicle, recharge your phone and has a torch and a distress signal. You just need the Jag to keep it in.

The M10 has a breakthrough 24-megapixel sensor

Leica M10

Leica’s M series is one of photography’s most respected. The M10 follows the company’s recent marketing strategy, blending tradition with technology. Focusing, aperture, shutter speed and ISO can all be manually controlled, but there’s also a breakthrough 24-megapixel sensor, and a turbo processor, making it the fastest M ever.
£5,600 (body), £3,870 (lens);

The Technics SL-1200 series powered the dance revolution

Technics SL-1210GR

Flashback time for men (it’s mostly men) of a certain age — the Technics SL-1200-series “wheels of steel” were loved by DJs and powered the dance revolution. The turntables were discontinued in 2010, then re-introduced lastyear for £3,000. The SL-1200GR (silver) and SL-1210GR (black) models arrive in April.

The Motiv Ring tracks activity, health and sleep via Bluetooth

Motiv Ring

Fitness bands have a whiff of the Tamagotchi about them — gadgets destined to be abandoned in drawers. Most of them look hopelessly naff. Is Motiv Ring a keeper? Designed to be worn day and night, it tracks activity, health and sleep via Bluetooth, is made of waterproof ultralight titanium and comes in slate grey or rose gold.